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Topic: Quilt Block Swap (Sendouts EXTENDED to April 26)  (Read 19749 times)
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« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2010 05:17:24 PM »

I just agreed, John did the math!  Wink
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« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2010 07:06:31 AM »

Quick question, if someone were doing a 6in square would it be ok if instead of the partners sewing four into one big square the just sent all the small squares?  So instead of 3 big squares it would be 12 little squares.  I'm thinking of doing the paint box, and having all of the little individual squares would give more options for arranging the colors.  I understand if that would be too confusing for people to keep track of, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  It wouldn't kill me if other people helped arrange the colors a bit either, it would probably save me weeks of obsessive piece swapping around!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2010 07:51:06 AM »

i would be fine with that.

but the same question would apply to the ragged circles or a disappearing nine patch, do you reconstruct the block or send in pieces for greater colour placement within the quilt?... or is this something partners would work out amongst themselves?
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« Reply #63 on: February 21, 2010 08:11:51 AM »

I would be fine with that.  I also have a pattern I am looking at that is 6 inches.  I think it would be best for me to arrange them all once I get them back.  Otherwise I can see myself removing a lot of seams.  I think it saves the partners time if they do not have to sew the four blocks into a 12 inch block.  But that's just my opinion.  I do think that is something you would need to clarify with your swap partners.  For a split nine patch, you could ask for it to be resewn or not.  I think it's a personal preference.  As a swap partner, I cannot see minding either way. 
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« Reply #64 on: February 21, 2010 08:53:19 AM »

I would also be fine with that.  Whatever makes my partners happy, and my organizer doesn't mind is fine with me.  Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2010 10:36:47 AM »

Yeah, definitely just let your partners know if you want the final blocks sewn together or not. I was thinking that it would be more random (and thus better?) to have them not be sewn into blocks, so the owner could rearrange to their heart's content Cheesy
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« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2010 12:19:14 PM »

Not that this really has anything directly to do with the swap, but I've spent the weekend working on a Off the Grid Sliced Nine Patch quilt out of Mill House Inn (Moda) for my best friend, who is getting married in August.  I know I'm way ahead but I want to take it to a longarm class.  Anywho, I highly recommend it.  It's super easy and it looks awesome.  I want to keep it for myself.  Wink

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« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2010 12:39:57 PM »

Sounds cool donniesgirl! Pics?
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« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2010 06:05:18 AM »

I've come back to this thread a million times over the last 2 days- I keep going back and forth between joining and not joining.

I have one question- Since we would be using our own fabric to make other's squares...I don't mind if I have to buy a certain color should I not have any fabric on hand. My only problem is my local fabric choice is JoAnns and nothing else and I'm wondering how fussy are you guys on fabric?
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« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2010 12:57:44 PM »

I think Joann's is fine. Half of my fabric comes from there! I would maybe just be wary of Wal-mart's $1 a yard fabric or something that feels really cheap or thin. I don't think anybody's going to be demanding designer fabric, just a decent quality in certain colors/patterns or color groups.
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